The USPTO has announced the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program to incentivize prompt research into treatment of this pandemic. The program will benefit small and micro entities by allowing them to file for prioritized examination without the typical fees. To qualify for this program, the claims of the application must cover a product or process that is subject to FDA approval for use in the prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19. The USPTO aims to reach final disposition of applications to this program within six months, if the applicant responds promptly to USPTO communications. WHIPgroup attorneys have significant experience in products and processes subject to FDA approval, including medical devices and chemical compositions. We are ready and able to help you take advantage of this program.
WHIPgroup has prevailed in another patent appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to an adjustable piston with an inner plastic nut that helps withstand high frequency pulsing loads. The [Read More…]
Earlier this month WHIPgroup asked the Supreme Court to take up the important issue of whether a court can overlook factual allegations in a patentee’s infringement complaint at the pleading stage and find that the [Read More…]
WHIPgroup Successfully obtained patent allowance with an Appeal Brief. The invention is directed to an agitator ball mill, and has cams with specific ratios that improve mixing, cooling, and durability. The Patent Office rejected all [Read More…]